The French government originally committed to welcoming refugees from Syria, but in practice is not a main recipient of refugees from Syria.
The ministry says the European Union should adopt an Australian-style system where migrants are intercepted at sea.
Various policies and initiatives exist, but the AU has a greater role to play in the migration crisis.
A rising number of young Senegalese men are risking everything to reach Europe despite fears money to send home will dry up.
Desperation and death beneath South Africa's 'City of Gold' as illegal miners risk it all for a better life
Thousands are drawn to South Africa's old gold mines. Fatal accidents and violence underground is common.
40 children, including many newborns, among those drowned as up to 700 migrants feared dead in just one week
'We'll never know the exact number, we'll never know their identity,' rescuers say of migrant horror, the majority of whom are African.
Survivors from Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt who were rescued from a small boat had described seeing "a large shipwreck"
Get to Europe or die trying: Inside southern Libya's people-smuggling hub, where the 'crime rate is 150%'
“They beat me and kept saying: ‘What’s wrong with you? Why don’t your parents send the money? Don’t they love you?’ - Jens, 24, from Guinea Bissau
At least 15,000 African minors try their chances in Europe every year, with the failure rate at around 70%
Still, the numbers of boats arriving in Somalia is almost matched by those going in the opposite direction
'It was like having my heart ripped out': Why a mother entrusted her entire family to people smugglers
'Life here is meaningless without them, but what keeps me going is knowing they are well and have a future.That makes everything worth it'.
Migrant crisis: These numbers show that for Africa, $2bn EU aid deal no match for remittances or multinational tax cash
With diaspora billions building mega-dams and keeping entire governments adrift, Europe needs to ‘get’ Africa
EU will pay African countries to take back migrants; new $2 billion 'trust fund' for continent announced
The plan also calls for increased diplomatic efforts to ease or resolve conflict, and to boost economic and agricultural development
Some of the migrants were hospitalised, two of them pregnant women.
Naguib Sawiris earlier this month said he was looking to buy an island to "host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country".
For decades, the dream of the European Union was to become a post-national paradise of prosperity. Now the process is being reversed.
Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu also announces the country has started building a wall on its border with Syria as crisis intensifies
In the first few days, they had matched 122 refugees to shared flats.
MoneyGram and Econet Wireless launch new mobile money platform in Zimbabwe; Nigeria tops Africa remittances
Remittances to the region reached $32.9 billion in 2014, a 2.2% increase over the year before, which had seen a sluggish growth of 0.9%.